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Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Crescent Moon Not Sighted, Shahi Imam Declares Eid Celebrations In India Tomorrow

The much-awaited festival Eid-ul-Fitr promoting gratitude and love is finally here after the month-long fasting month of Ramzan. According to Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari, the festival will be celebrated by Muslims across the country on Friday (May 14) as the moon was not sighted on Wednesday.

Globally, Saudi Arabia’s moon sighting determines when the festival is observed in the gulf countries. Saudi Arabia’s moon committee couldn’t sight the crescent or Shawwal moon and hence Wednesday, May 12, was considered the last day of the holy month of Ramadan, and the first day of Eid ul Fitr. Also Read: Happy Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Best Eid Mubarak Wishes, Messages, Quotes, WhatsApp Status, Images To Share

The Shawwal moon is first sighted in Saudi Arabia, after which the date for Eid is confirmed in other countries.

The festival depends on the lunar calendar and celebrated across the world on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar Hijri.  The moon was not sighted on Wednesday, as per the Jamiat Ulema E Hind.

The holy month of Ramzan in India commenced on April 14. In India Eid ul Fitr will be observed on Friday, May 14. The meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr is the ‘Festival of breaking the fast’ or ‘Festival of Donating’. There are several meanings based on one’s belief and yet Eid-ul-Fitr continues to be celebrated around the world as a festival of charity and gratitude as the fasting month brings deep spiritual awakening for its followers.

As per Maulana Khalid Rasheed of Markazi Chand Committee Farangi Mahali in Lucknow, the crescent moon is not sighted. Hence, May 13 will be the last day of Ramadan and Eid-Ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 14

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The second wave of this deadly disease has once again dashed the hopes of celebration, and people have been advised to observe the festival from the comfort of their homes. The Maharashtra government has already given guidelines and people have been advised to celebrate Eid in a safe and simple way. Processions and gatherings for prayers are not allowed.

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